College Interview Behavior

It’s college interview season for those who applied Regular Decision to colleges and we wanted to walk you through some college interview behavior and how it can influence an impression. Specifically, we’re going to speak about nonverbal behaviors. Often times, one’s nonverbal behavior can unknowingly convey messages to an interviewer … 

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College Interview

Since it’s the season for college interviews, we figured we’d give you a few college interview tips so that you avoid the mistakes that so many college applicants make. During the interview, pay careful attention to your interviewer. If you talk too much, there’s a good chance that your interviewer … 

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Stanford Interviews

While so many of the top colleges offer students the chance to interview with an alum, one notable exception has always been Stanford University. But on Thursday, that changed. Stanford has reversed its long-held policy of not offering alumni interviews. After running a three-year test of Stanford interviews in various geographic regions, … 

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Ivy League Interviews

There was an article in yesterday’s “Bloomberg News” entitled “Ivy League Alumni Quit Admissions Interviews As Success Slips” that tells the story of alumni of Ivy League colleges disenchanted with the alumni interview process. Many alumni of Ivy League colleges and other prestigious universities across the nation sign up to … 

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College Interviews

The college interview is an opportunity for the university to which you are applying to get to know you. Regularly on the pages of our college admissions blog, we discuss the questions that are typically posed, what would be considered positive and negative responses, and how you can maximize your … 

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College Admissions Literature

There’s a review in today’s The New York Times of Crazy U, a book written by a father, Andrew Ferguson, whose son recently applied to colleges. The review, penned by Dwight Garner and entitled “Application Adventure: A Dad’s College Essay,” is overwhelmingly positive. But buyer beware: This is an example of … 

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Valspeak and the College Admissions Process

Jessica: “Should I like write on the cover page of like the graded paper? You know, like Union College Supplement – Graded Paper?” Ivy Coach: “You can write ‘Union College Supplement – Graded Paper,’ but please delete the word ‘like’ as this is not appropriate for oral or written speech … 

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